Health disparities and health equity

Journal Articles

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2020

  • The Unique Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults in Rural Areas
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2020
    Older adults in rural areas of the U.S. face unique risks related to COVID-19, which puts them at risk of not only the virus, but of not being able to meet their healthcare, social, and basic needs. Rural/urban inequities, combined with within-rural inequities in health, healthcare, and financial resources cause particular challenges.
  • Differences by Rurality in Satisfaction with Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2020
    There are stark differences between rural and urban areas in demographic characteristics, health status, and healthcare. Yet less is known about rural‐urban differences in Medicare beneficiaries' satisfaction with care. We seek to understand rural‐urban differences in satisfaction with care for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Unequal Distribution of COVID‐19 Risk Among Rural Residents by Race and Ethnicity
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2020
    COVID‐19 is laying bare inequities in health and healthcare that have existed for centuries in the U.S. Just as COVID‐19 risk is not equally distributed across the general population, neither is it equally distributed within rural areas. We discuss these issues and offer specific policy recommendations in this commentary.
  • Early-Career and Graduating Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Buprenorphine
    Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2020
    Only a small percentage of people who need treatment for opioid use disorder receive it, including buprenorphine. This paper shows differences in rates of prescribing buprenorphine and intentions to prescribe buprenorphine between early- and mid-to-late career family physicians, based on a survey of physicians taking a certification examination.
  • Practice Predictors of Buprenorphine Prescribing by Family Physicians
    Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2020
    Physicians may prescribe buprenorphine if they obtain a waiver, but relatively few family physicians do so. This paper examines the association between practice characteristics and the likelihood that a family physician will prescribe buprenorphine, based on a survey of physicians seeking board certification in family medicine.

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